Category Archives for "Google+"

What Changes in Social Media Can Mean for Your Business

If you have noticed some changes in your Facebook and Google+ accounts, don’t worry. Last week, these two social media giants announced and applied some significant adjustments to their layouts and designs. While most people fear change, the revealed modifications look to be promising for the user and company alike. If you haven’t already, now […]

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How To Use Google+ To Boost Your SEO

Though not everyone has quite jumped on the Google+ bandwagon yet, reports are showing that the service is experiencing significant growth, with its traffic increasing by more than 55 percent in December 2011. Now, more than ever, it is important for brands to become more familiar with the functions of Google+ and its potential benefit […]

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5 Reasons Google+ Is Worth It For SMBs

      In case you haven’t heard the news: Traffic to Google+ jumped 55 percent in the month of December and is expected to hit 400 million users by the end of 2012. I know, it’s almost impressive, right? But many small business owners are still completely ignoring the platform, either because they’re not […]

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How to Create a Google+ Profile Banner in 5 Minutes

1. Google+ Profile Photo Banners Customize the Google+ banner at the top of your profile to represent your business or personal brand.   2. Head to GPlusBanner.com GPlusBanner.com offers a simple way to chop up a photo into five banner-optimized mini-pics to add to your profile. For best results start with an image that’s already […]

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Google accidentally announces Google+ Photo and Video APIs too early

According to TechCrunch Google has accidentally announced its read-only APIs for Google+ Photos and Videos in a blog post the company put up too soon and then pulled down today. The removed blog post said: Google+ gives users full control of their information, and we’re starting with read-only access to public albums, photos, and videos. […]

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Why Google+ Business Pages Could Overwhelm Facebook Fan Pages

Google just launched Google+ for brands and businesses. The much-anticipated release of Google+ pages for brands has been discussed for months and how it might be better than Facebook fan pages for businesses, celebrities, and organizations. From your local laundry shop to that pizza restaurant downtown, Google+ Pages will help users connect by establishing a […]

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How Can Google+ Help Businesses?

So, just how exactly can Google + help businesses? To answer this question, we may need to monitor the successes and challenges of the Ford Motor Company. The 100+ year old car manufacturer loves social media, and can add to its bragging rights the fact that it’s one of the first brands to try out […]

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Tagging Non-Friends: Is Facebook Forcing You to Grow Up?

Facebook is taking yet another step toward becoming more Twitter-like by allowing Facebook profile owners to tag non-friends in the comment threads of their public posts. This update brings Facebook profile users one step closer to becoming their own idealized, public brands, and arrives upon the heels of the Facebook Subscribe button, which allows Facebook […]

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Don’t Look Behind You Facebook, Google+ May Be Gaining On You

According to comScore, Google+ is now in the record books as being the fastest website to reach 25 million users and if reports are to be believed the folks at Facebook are now in “lockdown” mode which is described as “a self-imposed period of intensive product development.” Paraphrasing the great Satchel Paige with my title, […]

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